What's Happening ?? !!

~ Hawley Newsletter ~ September 15, 2017 ~

From the Desk of Mr. Moretti

Dear Hawley Parents/Guardians,


Here's What's Happening at Hawley.......

  • Wednesday was Picture Day. WOW- did we look sharp: dresses, suits, ties, bows, ribbons, and of course, smiles (for some, well, the hair- we'll see.....it was a hot day ;0)
  • PTA Ice Cream Social: Was rescheduled due to weather: it will be THIS Monday, 6:00-7:00 pm. This is one of my favorite events of the year. Come meet and socialize with other Hawley Families while staff scoops delicious ice cream and kids play. It's what a School Community is all about. I look forward to seeing everyone (and cheating on my diet ;0)
  • NO SCHOOL Thursday: Rosh Hashanah

Help with Bathrooms

We have had a few bathroom issues this year and I would like to nip inappropriate behavior in the bud early. I asked teachers to review the following in each of their classrooms and I ask that you please take 5 minutes to review at home as well.


  • paper towels & toilet paper are being thrown on the floor
  • students are going the bathroom on the floor (# 1 & 2) in a manner that does not appear to be an accident
  • students are running and splashing the water on each other and on the floor
  • they are holding down the handles so water overflows
  • students are looking under/over stalls


Your support is greatly appreciated as we work together to send a consistent message of safety, expectations and being respectful (of people and environment).


Thank you-

Looking Good!

Helpful Information

  • When sending in notes to school, please include your child's complete name on them as well as teacher's name. It helps us with multiple names in a classroom (3 Olivias) as well distribution to other staff (like the nurse, pick-up line)
  • Unfortunately, Parking at Hawley is a struggle. We have 68 staff and 60 parking spaces. We block out 3 spaces for Visitors (a visit of less than 1 hour). Some staff arrive after school has started and can't find spaces. I am embarrassed but ask that if you are attending a function or are going to be at Hawley for more than an hour or are chaperoning a field trip that you park over at Caraluzzis. Thank you very much.
  • The NEF is hosting a wonderful town-wide event, the Color Run, on 9/24. This is a fun event that raises money for teacher/school grants. Click here for more information.
  • The Hawley PTA does such wonderful work on behalf of our staff and students. Your time, efforts and support only add to their efforts. Please find a way to contribute your talents and click here for a membership form to Join the PTA if you have not done so already.

Hawley Wear

Dates to Remember

*Mon, 9/18 (New Date): PTA Ice Cream Social, 6:00-7:00 PM
*Thurs, 9/21: NO SCHOOL- Rosh Hashanah
*Sun, 9/24: Color Run
*Thurs, 9/28 (New Date): PTA Meeting, 9:30-11:00

*Fri, 10/6: 2-hr Delayed Opening: Professional Development

A "Special"s Day!

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Out of the Mouths of Babes.....

"Wow, you look very sharp today!" Mr. M told a 1st grader

"Thank you" he responded

"Why?" inquired Mr. M

"It's Picture Day, silly" giggled the youngster

"and your hair.....looks......very......well, uh- solidly in place" observed Mr. M

"Yeah, cuz my mom put glue in it"